Bug 59957 - RFE: add DRAC2 driver into kernel
Summary: RFE: add DRAC2 driver into kernel
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Keywords: FutureFeature
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-02-15 22:36 UTC by Matt Domsch
Modified: 2007-03-27 03:51 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2002-03-26 18:06:50 UTC

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Description Matt Domsch 2002-02-15 22:36:58 UTC
Description of Problem:
Please merge the Dell Remote Assistant Card 2 (DRAC2) driver (rac.o) into the 
Hampton kernel.  If changes are required to make the code more pleasing, please 
submit patches back to AMI <andrewm@ami.com> and <subashk@ami.com>.  With the 
code released under the GPL, AMI is no longer very interested in maintaining 
the code, but they do wish to be made aware of any changes that others make to 

Comment 1 Joshua Giles 2002-03-08 19:23:34 UTC
Deferring till we can clear up issues with changing the driver source.  Will 
have an update by early next week.

Comment 2 Arjan van de Ven 2002-03-08 19:26:54 UTC
I'm over halfway cleaning the gpl driver... but I need some time to finish it 
Also somehow my card died (or at least starts interfering with my megaraid)
since I updated the firmware; this doesn't help testing ;(

Comment 3 Joshua Giles 2002-03-12 19:15:43 UTC

Upgrade the latest firmware to 2.4 A02 it's a the dell website..search for 

If that fails, I will get you in contact with the DRAC II engineer.

We will hopefully get you a Dell system soon for DRAC II testing...by the way 
what machine did you install the DRAC II on?

Comment 4 Arjan van de Ven 2002-03-12 19:19:13 UTC
It was in a dual athlon (due to lack of dell kit locally) ;(
I'll try to get firmware 2.4 on it although I need to get the box booting for
that... will play with it soon.

Comment 5 Matt Domsch 2002-03-12 19:41:25 UTC
Reopening having worked out concerns within Dell's OpenManage team.  We'd like 
to still see this in Hampton if at all possible, with early drops to see what 
is changed from the AMI-written driver.  Josh and Larry (lead engineer, DRAC2, 
for Dell) will be doing the in-house testing of this driver with Hampton beta 

Comment 6 Arjan van de Ven 2002-03-26 18:06:45 UTC
Card moved to different slot and firmware jumper used to wipe the firmware: my
machine boots again ;)

Also fixed a few oopses in the driver so it at least seems to find the card now;
included in 2.4.18-0.9 and later (in rawhide)

Comment 7 Michael K. Johnson 2002-03-26 19:23:28 UTC
Closing since it's in rawhide (open a new bug if there are bugs
in the driver that need to be dealt with now...)

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